Outdoor Education & Leadership
Bucknell provides a perfect environment for outdoor education.
Bucknell students lead exciting and invigorating academic lives. Bucknell University is centrally located in the heart of Pennsylvania, home to 117 state parks, 2.1 million acres of state forest land, more than 1,500 miles of hiking trails, including a long leg of the Appalachian Trail, more than 1,000 miles of biking trails, rivers, quarries, caves and campsites. Bucknell also operates one of the finest college and university challenges courses in the country.
Bucknell Outdoor Education and Leadership programs develop student leadership, group dynamics, and environmental stewardship while offering a conduit for students and academics to connect our natural areas.
- Upcoming Trips
Outdoor Education and Leadership hosts off campus trips througout the academic year.
- Rental Center
Get Outside on your own or with your friends using Outdoor Education and Leadership Equipment. A full rental center and student space is located in the Tustin Basecamp.
- Climbing Wall
Designed and constructed by the Bucknell Outing Club, the Climbing Wall features over 1200 square feet of indoor climbing.
- Bison Bikes
Bison Bikes is a free, community based, bike-sharing program and learning lab.
- CLIMBucknell Challenge Course
The CLIMBucknell Challenge Course at the Cowan Forrest Brown Conference Center features low and high elements, a climbing tower and a zip line.
- Bucknell Outing Club
The BOC leads weekly trips off camps (usually Saturdays) to do everything from hiking and rock climbing to caving and white water rafting.
The Bucknell Wilderness Experience (BuckWild) is a dynamic outdoor pre-orientation program. It's a great way to meet your new classmates and learn more about yourself.